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ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Francis A. Carey
University of Virginia

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Organic chemistry / Francis A. Carey. — 4th ed.
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Francis A. Carey is a native of Pennsylvania, educated
in the public schools of Philadelphia, at Drexel University (B.S. in chemistry, 1959), and at Penn State (Ph.D. 1963). Following postdoctoral work at Harvard and military service, he joined the chemistry faculty of the University of Virginia in 1966. With his students, Professor Carey has published

over 40 research papers in synthetic and mechanistic
organic chemistry. He is coauthor (with Richard J. Sundberg) of Advanced Organic Chemistry, a two-volume treatment designed for graduate students and advanced
undergraduates, and (with Robert C. Atkins) of Organic
Chemistry: A Brief Course, an introductory text for the
one-semester organic course.
Since 1993, Professor Carey has been a member
of the Committee of Examiners of the Graduate Record

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Examination in Chemistry. Not only does he get to participate in writing the Chemistry GRE, but the annual working meetings provide a stimulating environment for
sharing ideas about what should (and should not) be
taught in college chemistry courses.
Professor Carey’s main interest shifted from
research to undergraduate education in the early 1980s.
He regularly teaches both general chemistry and organic
chemistry to classes of over 300 students. He enthusiastically embraces applications of electronic media to chemistry teaching and sees multimedia presentations as
the wave of the present.
Frank and his wife Jill, who...
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